Happy Birthday, George Enescu

Romanian composer and violinist George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. To mark the occasion, I’ve shared his Symphony No.3 above. But he is best known for his Romanian Rhapsodies, and so if you are new to his music, or to 20th century orchestral music, that might be a more accessible introduction. Why not just go [Read More...]

Happy Lincoln and Darwin Day!

Happy Abraham Lincoln’s and Charles Darwin’s Birthday! The image above comes from Newsweek via Playing Chess With Pigeons. Of related interest, don’t miss Dennis Vennema’s series about Adam, Eve, and population genetics on the BioLogos website. Also, remember about Evolution Weekend this coming weekend. Bob Cornwall has shared a number of posts and videos for [Read More...]

Merry Christmas!

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Happy Jesus’ and Newton’s Birthdays!

The odds are slim that Jesus was born on December 25th. But sometimes we commemorate the birth of someone on a day other than the one on which they were actually born – it isn't a big deal. And others' birthdays really do fall on this day, such as Isaac Newton's. And so whoever's birthday [Read More...]

Happy Birthday, Colin Baker!

Today is Colin Baker's 70th birthday. And so, to mark the occasion and express my appreciation, I thought I would repost some thoughts I shared when I blogged about “The Twin Dilemma”: When Colin Baker took on the role of the Doctor, something marvellous occurred. More than ever since the first regeneration, there were moments [Read More...]

Happy Birthday to Who!

Doctor Who aired for the first time on this day, November 23rd, 49 years ago. That means that we are now counting down the final year to the 50th anniversary! Here is where it all began: [Read more...]

Happy 90th Birthday, Dudley Simpson!

Dudley Simpson, who composed music for decades of Doctor Who episodes, turns 90 years old today. Here is a sample – there is more of his music on YouTube.   [Read more...]

BibleWorks Birthday Contest Winners

BibleWorks has announced the winners of its birthday contest. Click through to see the winning entries, and some of the others, some of which are among my favorites. Mike Bird has posted some of his favorites over on his blog. In related news, I’ll be offering a detailed blog review of BibleWorks 9 here at [Read More...]

Happy Birthday to Who

On this day, November 23rd, back in 1963, the first episode of Doctor Who aired. Happy 48th birthday, Doctor Who! That was, of course, also the day after president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I wonder how and whether the convergence of the two affected the memories of anyone who saw the show when it [Read More...]

Best Birthday Greeting Ever?

I came across this on Facebook (name removed): Yes, once again the planet upon which you live has successfully circumnavigated its star while you have remained afixed upon it. Congratulations and happy [name] Existence day. I think I may just have to make that the way I wish people a “happy birthday” from now on! [Read more...]

Happy Bultmann’s Birthday

Jim West posted several entries on his blog connected with the fact that today is the anniversary of the birth of Rudolf Bultmann. Although I appreciate his New Testament work, it is his theological work that I value most. Although many have misconceptions about his idea of “demythologization,” what it is, in essence, is an [Read More...]